Published April 24, 2013
| Associated Press
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – A Yale scientist says a rock that crashed through the roof of a home in Wolcott was a meteorite.
Police say resident Larry Bech called them Saturday morning to report that his home had been damaged by a falling rock the night before.
Authorities suspected the object was a piece of runway from a nearby airport.
But Stefan Nicolescu, the collections manager for the Mineralogy Division at the Yale Peabody Museum, examined the rock and tells WVIT-TV it is a meteorite.
Nicolescu says the meteorite likely comes from the Lyrids meteor shower, which happens every year at this time when Earth crosses the orbit of comet Thatcher.